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Title: Functional diversity of feeding mechanisms in infralittoral cobble beds in Maltese harbours and non-harbours
Authors: Bonello, Juan José
Borg, Joseph A.
Evans, Julian
Schembri, Patrick J.
Keywords: Coastal zone management -- Malta
Coastal biodiversity -- Malta
Suspension feeders -- Malta
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée
Citation: Bonello, J. J., Borg, J. A., Evans, J., & Schembri, P. J. (2013). Functional diversity of feeding mechanisms in infralittoral cobble beds in Maltese harbours and non-harbours. Rapport du Congrès de la Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée, 40, 526.
Abstract: Cobble beds from Maltese harbour and non -harbour sites were characterised in terms of the functional diversity of feeding mechanisms. Given the nature of these two environments, differences in the overall feeding modalities of the respective species assemblages were expected; however, Maltese harbour and non -harbour sites were not very different in the frequency of the different categories of feeding traits. ‘Suspension feeding’ occurred in high frequencies in both harbours and non -harbours but harbours were distinguished from non -harbours by a higher frequency of ‘deposit feeding’.
Description: This work was partially funded through the European Social Fund under the Strategic Educational Pathways Scholarship (STEPS) scheme grants.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/18030
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